Laughterbation

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by GHjelm, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. LIZZIE

    LIZZIE BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sec 126
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably have distemper-Raccoons can acquire canine distemper, a viral disease that infects foxes, coyotes, skunks, and unvaccinated dogs. Symptoms of distempermay include discharge from the nose and eyes, a rough coat of hair, emaciated appearance, and unusual behavior such as disorientation or wandering aimlessly. In the final stage of the disease, the raccoon may begin to wander aimlessly in a circle, disoriented and unaware of its surroundings, suffer paralysis or exhibit other bizarre behavior as a result of brain damage.
     
  2. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
  3. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    That is also a cause of distemper.
     
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  4. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I blame Malort for everything.
     
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  5. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just think they're wallowers!
     
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  6. LIZZIE

    LIZZIE BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sec 126
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Distemper it is, although a Malört binge after a bad Fire game might leave you feeling like these guys look...



    By Mark Rivera
    Thursday, April 05, 2018 05:59PM
    CHICAGO (WLS) --
    Authorities in Ohio have been getting some strange calls about so-called "zombie" raccoons.

    The raccoons are infected with distemper, a virus that can kill your dog or cat, and causes them to exhibit strange symptoms. Animal control officials said they've been seeing more "zombie raccoons" here in Cook County.

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    Imagine seeing a raccoon on its hind legs, saliva dripping from its mouth, its head nodding up and down and teeth bared as you let your dog out in the morning.

    "Oh my god. I would go back inside," said Nicole Neglia, who was dog sitting for a friend. "I would just make sure that I was in between the dogs and the raccoon and keep the dogs safe and get away as quickly as possible."

    "I'd immediately pick him up," agreed Scott Blomberg, talking about his French bulldog. "He would probably go after him realistically. He's kind of fearless."

    Distemper causes coughing, tremors and seizures and leads raccoons to lose their fear of humans.

    "So they can be acting like they're limping. That they can't use their back legs," said Dr. Donna Alexander, Cook County Animal and Rabies Control. "They can be standing on their back legs and then falling over. Any kind of neurological equilibrium problems are signs of distemper as well."

    Animal control officials and police in Ohio are investigating multiple sightings of infected animals. Dr. Alexander said they've seen an uptick in distemper infected raccoons in Cook County as well.

    "In 2016 we took a very big jump to 47 percent," she said.

    Since then the numbers have declined slightly, down to 43 percent. But knowing the disease can kill their pets worried pet owners.

    "It's pretty terrifying," Blomberg said. "I would definitely want to get my dog vaccinated to avoid contact with that."

    That's exactly what pet owners should do.

    "The best way to prevent distemper in your companion animals is to vaccinate," Dr. Alexander said. "The vaccinations are the most important thing."

    Just take it from a professional dog walker in Chicago.

    "I mean I think the best thing we can do is just prevention for the dogs and doing our best to keep them safe," said dog walker Molly Carlson. "Cause there's a lot more we can control with them than just with what's essentially a wild animal."

    The distemper vaccine is not mandated like the rabies vaccine is, because the virus cannot spread to humans. Just ask your vet about vaccinating your pet.
     
  7. Ke1n

    Ke1n Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  8. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I read the posting and my first thought was "Paging @Ke1n"
    ...and then noticed who posted!

    Way to stay "on top of"* Christen Press, sir!

    *well, all things Ms. Press.
     
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  9. Ke1n

    Ke1n Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok when I win you're all invited. #Playwithpress

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  10. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
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  11. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Was that an earthquake?
     
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  12. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, it was my ass after the chilli I ate.
     
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  13. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I'm still right here.

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  14. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Just a friendly reminder that Malort Fest is tomorrow night in Elmhurst, just off the UPW Metra station.
     
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  15. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Going to be at the Borealis game and I don't drink anymore but if anyone hasn't tried Malört, this is a great opportunity to see what you've been missing... :sneaky:
     
  16. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Maybe I'll go to the game instead. I'll run it by the wife. What time is kickoff?
     
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  17. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    7:30, hopefully the weather cooperates.
     
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  18. LIZZIE

    LIZZIE BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sec 126
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
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  20. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And since the World Cup is going on...

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  22. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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